Raja Oshi is a Sudanese artist living in South Africa. Her journey of diaspora, and that of her family, has taken her through Norway, Wales, France and Egypt. From 2004 to present, she has settled in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Her work is inspired by the experiences of oppression and suffering of Sudanese women, world events, and moments of everyday life, rendered through explorations of colour and textures.
Raja graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Art at the Sudanese University of Science and Technology in Khartoum in 1994. She completed a postgraduate diploma in Fine Art from the Centre for Visual Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa in 2006, raised a family, and has continued to paint. Her work explores figure, colour, texture, shape and design, drawing from the rich profusion of colour in her South African environment